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Barbara Midurski Rollins

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Barbara Midurski Rollins 1944 - 2009 Barbara Midurski Rollins, 64, passed away peacefully from cancer on Feb. 24, 2009, in Old Saybrook, Conn. Born in Hartford, Conn., on Aug. 19, 1944, Ms. Rollins attended North Bennington Elementary School and graduated from Bennington Catholic High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Burlington, Vt., and Master's degrees from University of New Haven and University of Bridgeport. Barbara loved literature, poetry and classical music. She was an accomplished violinist who studied under Franz Lorenz. She loved to travel and in recent years, became a watercolor artist, painting scenes of the New England coastline. Ms. Rollins leaves her brothers Joseph Midurski, and wife Lynn, of Newtown, Conn.; Theodore Midurski, and wife Carrie, of West Bridgewater, Mass.; and Francis Midurski, and wife Mari, of Eagle Bridge, N.Y.; sisters Irena McClain of Ridgeland, Miss., and Katherine Taddeo, and husband Rick, of North Bennington, Vt., 10 nephews and three nieces, two great-nephews, three great-nieces, several cousins and one aunt. She also leaves her beloved pets Bo, JR and Amelia and her long time friend, Sharon Baker and family. The family wishes to thank the staff of Gladeview Health Care Center, Old Saybrook, and the medical staff of Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Conn., for their excellent care, kindness and support during Ms. Rollins' brief illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ms. Rollins' memory to the ASPCA, Humane Society of America or local pet shelter.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 25, 2009
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